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Cheap colour test picks up HIV

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A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by researchers in the UK.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Car smoke ban 'to start in October' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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U-turn over obese surgery bar plan

U-turn over obese surgery bar plan | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The NHS in Devon drops plans to force smokers to quit and the morbidly obese to lose weight before receiving routine surgical procedures.
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Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future

Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
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Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Obesity 'costing same as smoking' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
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Joined-up care: The elephant in the room

Joined-up care: The elephant in the room | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Ministers are claiming they are joining up the health and social care systems to improve the support given to vulnerable patients. But are the plans as good as they sound, asks Nick Triggle.
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NHS five-year plan 'packs a punch'

NHS five-year plan 'packs a punch' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
BBC health editor Hugh Pym gives his take on an NHS document which sheds light on how the service could be run in the next five years.
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Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
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Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
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Maths helps find climate-proof crops

Maths helps find climate-proof crops | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.
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Obesity Linked To Ten Most Common Cancers

Obesity Linked To Ten Most Common Cancers | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The research finds more than 3,700 more people will get cancer each year if obesity levels continue to rise.
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The country that's hooked on tobacco

The country that's hooked on tobacco | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
East Timor has one of the highest smoking rates in the world - why is one of South East Asia's poorest nations so addicted to cigarettes?
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NHS Urged To Send Obese To Slimming Clubs

NHS Urged To Send Obese To Slimming Clubs | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Slimming World, Rosemary Conley and Weight Watchers are among the groups GPs will be advised to send patients to.
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Child car smoking ban bill launched

Child car smoking ban bill launched | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
South of Scotland Lib Dem MSP Jim Hume formally launches a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars with children in them.
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Obese lose up to eight years of life

Obese lose up to eight years of life | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.
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HIV evolving 'into milder form'

HIV evolving 'into milder form' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
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'World grappling with malnutrition'

'World grappling with malnutrition' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
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Cash Incentives To Tackle Obesity Crisis

Cash Incentives To Tackle Obesity Crisis | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Employers may offer workers cash incentives to lose weight under NHS-backed plans to tackle obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse.
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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk'

Skirt size 'can flag up cancer risk' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased breast cancer risk, research suggests.
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Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
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Heart Disease To Cost UK £15bn In 2014

Heart Disease To Cost UK £15bn In 2014 | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
New research reveals that the biggest killer of men in Britain is having an increasing impact on the country's economy.
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Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers' | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.
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Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city?

Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city? | AQAGeog1 Health Issues | Scoop.it
Babies born in Glasgow are expected to live the shortest lives of any in Britain. What's behind the Glasgow Effect?
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